Charter

Finding a Charter Broker

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Finding a Charter Broker: The best times you’ve had with family and friends have been on the water, on your own boat. Why not sample some of the other waters around the world—the warm,...

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Easy Does It

By Catherine Pearson | Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

For many of us, the dream of owning a boat goes something like this: You buy a beautiful, powerful vessel that somehow stays in mint condition with minimal work and cost. You run her from one exotic...

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Spirit, Love, Truth

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

The store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign over the door proclaimed: Black Bart Big Game...

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Birth of a Destination

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Laurence Provost kneels on the sofa, her fingers wrapped delicately yet deliberately over its back edge. The French charter broker peers intently out the Azimut 74's port-side saloon window. Dark,...

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The Secret Sea

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2008 | Add a Comment

Have you ever been somewhere so unspoiled, so beautiful, so perfect you were afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they'd go there and ruin it? That's how I felt after a one-week bareboat charter...

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How To Hop

By Kim Kavin | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

I saw about 300 charter yachts in 2007. Most of them I toured at boat shows at a pace of at least ten yachts a day. My stack of collected brochures from last year alone is more than three-feet tall....

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Land of Smiles

By Kim Kavin | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

I cannot imagine how the crew felt behind the galley door.It was about 7:30 at night off the eastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, and I was sitting at the regal dining table onboard the 172-foot...

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A Hint of Charter

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

I had used the C word. And now the sommelier was rabid.It was sometime between glass number seven and glass number nine on the tasting menu that I innocently, if perhaps a bit drunkenly, commented...

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Podcast: Kim Kavin Interview - Charter 101

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne interviews Kim Kavin, the leading charter expert, to find out the latest trends in yacht charter and why it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think.

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The Next Wave

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

The charter world has its share of classic destinations: the Western Med, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas. With awesome beauty and amenities galore, it's no wonder they're so popular. But mention...

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Man of the Hour

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Southeastern Canada is definitely an off-the-beaten-course destination, one that bursts with harbors and history from the border of Maine up to Newfoundland and beyond. In other, more popular...

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Natural Law

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

On the southwest corner of a small Greek island called Symi, there is a harbor surrounded on two sides by wild brush and on the third by a sprawling monastery. The ornate, 18th-century complex is...

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Privileged Privacy

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted January 2007 | Add a Comment

If you have the means to enjoy a high-end yacht charter yet still haven’t experienced one, keep reading. Or if you have taken one yet have concluded that there’s nothing else that could be so...

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